ekarttun at cs.helsinki.fi
Wed Oct 25 05:21:09 EDT 2006
On 24.10 21:45, Brian Smith wrote:
> Couldn't you split this into Gtk and Gtk-Cairo packages, where the latter is
> only built if Cairo is available? Similarly, in your GUI example, couldn't
> you have seperate foo and foo-gui packages, and only build the foo-gui
> package if the GUI libraries are available?
> Otherwise, how can you say "I depend on the Gtk package being built with
> Cairo support" and "I depend on the GUI portion of the foo package?"
> In general, optional groups of modules should be split off into separate
> packages, and there should be a way of building a bundle of related packages
> together (just like one can build a group of related executables together
The problem is that this creates a very large number of packages which
may have recursive dependencies (not supported by GHC!).
Also in many cases this would result in 1 package -> 10 packages most
of which with one module.
- Einar Karttunen
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